A loan of $1,125 helped to purchase more animals.

Trinidad's story

49-year-old Trinidad is in a common law marriage with 44-year-old Senobio, with whom she has four children. They live in a house they own, located in the Unión America settlement of the district of Pichari. Ever since those lands were populated by settlers arriving from the highlands of Ayacucho, Huancavelica and Apurimac, many of them realized that agriculture was a potential way out of poverty. That's how they started to plant and sow the land, but there was an inconvenience that made it hard for them to take the produce to the markets, since they didn't have good access to roads. When Trinidad saw that the village had transportation difficulties, she decided to dedicate herself to transporting cattle and also to bringing essential goods for selling in her community. The cattle she took was slaughtered and soon sold. Meanwhile, she kept another group for breeding. In time, she was able to get a vehicle that makes transportation easier and saves time. Currently, Trinidad raises cattle, which has been going very well, and she also owns a small agricultural farm. In the future she wishes to keep on establishing more cacao crops. This is her second loan with MFP and she pledges to make her repayments in a timely fashion. She is happy with her communal bank, because everyone is punctual. She will invest the 3.000 nuevos soles in the purchase of more cattle.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff

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